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Analyzing the Application Portfolio for Redundancy

Published: 13 April 2015

ID: G00255815

Analyst(s): Jim Duggan, Bill Swanton, Darryl Carlton

Summary

Application leaders trying to streamline their application portfolios need to identify redundant applications and find valid business benefits of consolidating them.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Find a Business Sponsor With a Scope of Influence Over the Organizations Using the Redundant Applications, and Work With Them to Define Business Outcomes That Will Justify the Effort
  • Perform an Application Fitness and Value Review of the Suspected Redundant Applications at the Level of Each Business Capability They Provide, and the Pace Layer Assignment of Those Capabilities
  • Use an Application Rationalization Grid to Create an Initial View of Current Overlaps, TIME Categories and Pace Layers
  • Create Options for Consolidation and Rationalization
  • Review With Sponsors and the Governance Body to Generate a Consensus Application Strategy Roadmap

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